Every region has its go-to eating spots. Known to locals and savvy out of towners alike, these North Fork mainstays are essential for your bucket list. You can’t be here without visiting each at least once. They’re high-end, high-quality and perfect when you have out-of-town guests or even when looking for just a quiet dinner for two.
A Mano Osteria and Wine Bar
13550 Main Rd., Mattituck
A bit of Tuscany in Mattituck. Co-owned by everyone’s favorite bandana-ed chef Tom Schaudel, this friendly, casual Italian osteria is renowned for its wood fired pizza, pastas, Italian-inspired appetizers and its use of fresh local ingredients. Entrées are paired with wines from both Long Island and Italy, and there is also an array of specialty cocktails.
Jedediah Hawkins Inn & Restaurant
400 South Jamesport Ave., Jamesport
Chef Lia Fallon may have left the helm at this historic Jamesport favorite for The Riverhead Project, but the relaxing atmosphere and breathtaking gardens are still in full effect. And the experience doesn’t stop there as you can enjoy live music and lighter fare in the speakeasy downstairs or an art show in the barn.
136 Front St., Greenport
Chef/owner Noah’s trademark “small plates” (tapas) use ingredients that come only a stone’s throw away from this downtown Greenport mainstay. Make sure to share the creative menu items and partake in Noah’s raw bar with several varieties of fresh oysters shucked-to-order.
North Fork Table and Inn
57225 Main Rd., Southold
For all foodies, the North Fork Table is a must. The seasonally inspired menu includes locally grown biodynamic and organic produce, fresh, local seafood and artisan cheeses. And with one of the owners, Claudia Fleming, being a renowned and award winning pastry chef, the desserts are amazing. And don’t forget the Lunch Truck out back!
739 Main Road, Aquebogue
Chef Tom Schaudel’s newest North Fork restaurant, Petulant Wino focuses on tasty small plates. Offering a relaxed vibe with a focus on Long Island wines and beers, Petulant Wino replaced Comtesse Thérèse Bistro on Main Road this spring. The eatery, which is run by Schaudel’s daughter Courtney, also received a coveted “excellent” rating from the New York Times.
For more great North Fork restaurants, visit our dining guide.